Facebook’s history betrays its privacy pivot

Facebook’s self-proclaimed pivot to privacy faces a fierce opponent—Facebook’s own history.

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Should you delete yourself from social media?

All the recent news—from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica snafu to various abuses of Twitter vulnerabilities—has you wondering: Should I delete myself from social media? We provide advice and links on how to tighten security if you want to cool down, or, if you’re ready to go nuclear, delete yourself permanently.

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A week in security (February 4 – 8)

A roundup of security news from February 4 – 8, including Facebook’s secure messaging integration, Google’s changes to URLs, a scam involving the Kindle store and John Wick, and more.

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Merging Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram: a technical, reputational hurdle

Facebook’s plan to integrate secure messaging across Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram will demand technical know-how and a fierce commitment to user privacy.

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A week in security (August 13 – August 19)

A round up of the security news from August 13 – 19, including an in-depth discussion of what drives the average cybercriminal to crime.

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A week in security (May 28 – June 3)

A roundup of the security news from May 28 – June 3, including Instagram scams, America Geeks, IoT flaws, and more.

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Instagram story spam claims free Apple Watch

We take a look at Instagram story spam leading to a “free Apple Watch” giveaway on a recently compromised celebrity account.

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How do I secure my social media profile?

Quitting social media entirely can be unrealistic, or at least seriously unfun. So it’s important to take a moment to check out account settings before you start, to make absolutely sure you’re okay with the service’s default settings.

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Selfie safety: keeping your security picture perfect

Selfies! Everybody likes the odd selfie, but are you keeping good security practices in mind when setting up the shot? There are dangers both online and off. We take a look at the latest possible security issue stemming from a quick snap, along with some of the things you should (and shouldn’t) be doing when lining up your latest photo.

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Free console games on Instagram? Not exactly…

Take a look at some fake “free game” sites found on Instagram. Anyone with children in their family who can’t get enough of freebies online may want to gently steer them away from the below. Everyone from PS4 to Nintendo gamers are potential targets.

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